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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry | hardcover
Edited by K.W.M. Fulford, Martin Davies, Richard Gipps, George Graham, John Sadler, Giovanni Stanghellini, et al
Oxford University Press / Hardcover / Jun 2013
9780199579563 (ISBN-10: 0199579563)
price: $180.00 (may be subject to change)
1376 pages
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Philosophy has much to offer psychiatry, not least regarding ethical issues, but also issues regarding the mind, identity, values, and volition. This has become only more important as we have witnessed the growth and power of the pharmaceutical industry, accompanied by developments in the neurosciences. However, too few practising psychiatrists are familiar with the literature in this area.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry offers the most comprehensive reference resource for this area ever published. It assembles challenging and insightful contributions from key philosophers and others to the interactive fields of philosophy and psychiatry. Each contributions is original, stimulating, thorough, and clearly and engagingly written - with no potentially significant philosophical stone left unturned. Broad in scope, the book includes coverage of several areas of philosophy, including philosophy of mind, science, and ethics.

For philosophers and psychiatrists, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry is a landmark publication in the field - one that will be of value to both students and researchers in this rapidly growing area.


1. KWM Fulford, Martin Davies, George Graham, John Sadler, Giovanni Stanghellini, Richard Gipps, and Tim Thornton: Book Introduction

Section One: History
2. Introduction
3. Daniel Robinson: The insanity defense as a history of mental disorder
4. Terence Irwin: Mental health as moral virtue: some ancient arguments
5. Edward Harcourt: Aristotle, Plato and the Anti-Psychiatrists: Comment on Irwin
6. Katherine Arens: Wilhelm Griesinger: Philosophy as origin of a new psychiatry
7. Christoph Mundt: The Philosophical Roots of Karl Jaspers` General Psychopathology
8. Federico Leoni: From Madness to Mental Illness: Psychiatry and Biopolitics in Michel Foucault
9. Jennifer Radden and Somogy Varga: The epistemological value of depression memoirs: a meta-analysis

Section Two: Contexts of Care
10. Introduction
11. Pat Bracken and Philip Thomas: Challenges to the Modernist Identity of Psychiatry: User Empowerment and Recovery
12. Marilyn Nissim-Sabat: Race and gender in philosophy of psychiatry: science, relativism and phenomenology
13. Louis C. Charland: Why Psychiatry Should Fear Medicalization
14. James Phillips: Technology And Psychiatry
15. Larry Davidson: Cure and Recovery

Section Three: Establishing Relationships
16. Introduction
17. Thor Grünbaum and Dan Zahavi: Varieties of Self-Awareness
18. Daniel D. Hutto: Interpersonal Relating
19. Shaun Gallagher: Intersubjectivity and psychopathology
20. Anita Avramides: Other Minds, Autism, and Depth in Human Interaction
21. Nancy Nyquist Potter: Empathic foundations of clinical knowledge
22. Grant Gillett and Rom Harré: Discourse and diseases of the psyche
23. Giovanni Stanghellini: Philosophical Resources for the Psychiatric Interview

Section Four: Summoning Concepts
24. Introduction
25. Elselijn Kingma: Naturalistic Concepts of Mental Disorder
26. KWM Fulford and CW van Staden: Values-based practice: topsy-turvy take home messages from ordinary language philosophy (and a few next steps)
27. Kelso Cratsley and Richard Samuels: Cognitive Science and Explanations of Psychopathology
28. Derek Bolton: What is Mental Illness?
29. John Z. Sadler: Vice and Mental Disorders
30. Lisa Bortolotti: Rationality and Sanity: The role of rationality judgements in understanding psychiatric disorders
31. Jennifer Church: Boundary Problems: Negotiating the Challenges of Responsibility and Loss
32. George Graham: Ordering Disorder: Mental disorder, brain disorder, and therapeutic Intervention
33. Eric Matthews: Mental Disorder: Can Merleau-Ponty take us beyond the <"Mind-Brain>" problem?

Section Five: Descriptive Psychopathology
34. Introduction
35. Gerrit Glas: Anxiety and phobias: Phenomenologies, concepts, explanations
36. Matthew Ratcliffe: Depression and the phenomenology of free will
37. Katherine J. Morris: Body image disorders
38. Thomas Fuchs: The phenomenology of affectivity
39. Louis Sass and Elizabeth Pienkos: Delusion: The phenomenological approach
40. Johannes Roessler: Thought insertion, self-awareness, and rationality
41. Tim Bayne: The disunity of consciousness in psychiatric disorders
42. Martin Davies and Andy Egan: Delusion: Cognitive approaches - Bayesian inference and compartmentalization

Section Six: Assessment and Diagnostic Categories
43. Introduction
44. Jeffrey Poland and Barbara Von Eckardt: Mapping the Domain of Mental Illness
45. John Z. Sadler: Values in psychiatric diagnosis and classification
46. Matthew Broome, Paolo Fusar-Poli, and Philippe Wuyts: Conceptual and ethical issues in the Prodromal Phase of Psychosis
47. S. Nassir Ghaemi: The Meaning of Mania
48. R. Peter Hobson: Autism and the Philosophy of Mind
49. Julian C. Hughes: Dementia is dead, long live ageing: Philosophy and practice in connection with "dementia"
50. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Hanna Pickard: What is Addiction?
51. Owen Flanagan: Identity and Addiction: What alcoholic memoirs teach
52. Peter Zachar and Robert F. Krueger: Personality Disorder and Validity: A History of Controversy
53. Stephen R.L. Clark: Personal Identity and Identity Disorders

Section Seven: Explanation and Understanding
54. Introduction
55. John Campbell: Causation and Mechanisms in Psychiatry
56. Rachel Cooper: Natural Kinds
57. Dominic Murphy: The Medical Model and the Philosophy of Science
58. Nick Haslam: Reliability, Validity, and the Mixed Blessings of Operationalism
59. Kenneth F. Schaffner: Reduction and Reductionism in Psychiatry
60. Michael A. Bishop and J.D. Trout: Diagnostic Prediction and Prognosis: Getting from Symptom to Treatment
61. Tim Thornton: Clinical judgment, tacit knowledge and recognition in psychiatric diagnosis
62. Nicholas Shea: Neural Mechanisms of Decision Making and the Personal Level
63. Giovanna Colombetti: Psychopathology and the Enactive Mind
64. Michael Lacewing: Could psychoanalysis be a science?

Section Eight: Cure and Care
65. Introduction
66. Hanna Pickard: Responsibility without Blame: Philosophical Reflections on Clinical Practice
67. Lubomira Radoilska: Autonomy and Depression
68. Fredrik Svenaeus: Psychopharmacology and the Self
69. Bennett Foddy, Guy Kahane, and Julian Savulescu: Practical neuropsychiatric Ethics
70. David A. Jopling: Placebo Effects in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
71. Richard Askay and Jensen Farquhar: Being Unconscious: Heidegger and Freud
72. Richard Gipps: Assumptions behind CBT: a philosophical appraisal
73. Jim Hopkins: Understanding and Healing: Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis in the Era of Neuroscience

About the Editors:

K.W.M. Fulford is at St. Cross College, Oxford, UK. Martin Davies is at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK.

Richard Gipps is with University Counselling Service at the University of Oxford, UK.

George Graham is in the Department of Philosophy at Georgia State University, USA.

John Sadler is with the Division of Ethics in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern, USA.

Giovanni Stanghellini is at Università G. d'Annunzio' Chieti, Italy.

Tim Thornton is at the School of Health at the University of Central Lancashire, UK

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